Black Friday: A Love Story (Mini Blog)

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Welcome back to the randomness and a Happy Thanksgiving to you all . I am sorry I missed you this year Canada. Next year…I swear! This entry isn’t attached to any medium but is pop culture at its finest. I wanted to talk about this because next week I will be reviewing Thanksgiving/Holiday Movies.

Anyway, Thanksgiving is an interesting time (whatever is left of the holiday). It is a time to count your blessings. A time to enjoy your family or tolerate them. It is a time for some good food and drink. It is always a time for sales. General mayhem and taking people down in a Wal-Mart store.

Wait. WHAT?!?!?

Over the years, Thanksgiving has changed. Stores that would never dream of being open are now forcing employees to come Thanksgiving night to appease people who do not know how to relax and just enjoy the time off.  They must get a sale that has existed all year!

As you can see, I am very much against shopping for anything on Thanksgiving.  Everyone should be able to enjoy some time off to celebrate Thanksgiving.

However, Black Friday. I have a different opinion on that day. Let me tell you a story.

As a kid, I remember, in my overstuffed turkey stupor, hearing my mom get up and leave the house at 4 am the day after Christmas. I never asked what she was doing. All I knew was once I got up she was home eating some breakfast.

It was not till I was about thirteen did I ask her what was happening. That was when I was allowed to official join her on her Black Friday adventures. It is pretty simple. She gets up early. Hits the stores she needs to go to and then comes home with her purchases to either hide from my dad or me.

Since I joined, the fun things have changed. We have a set list of places we go (usually different malls), we always hit a diner for some good greasy food and then a movie (we try for a Christmas one, but yeah doesn’t always happen). Then we wonder around different stores or go home to help my dad with the decorating.

We aren’t the type to storm through stores or beat up people for a television (we don’t shop at Wal-Mart. Until they treat their workers with respect…No Wal-Mart for us).  If we want something, we try to get there in time but if it is gone…oh well. It is more than likely on the internet.

Black Friday doesn’t have to be what we see on the news. It can be a fun event just to start the holiday season. Why act nuts on this day? Why give the media what they want on this day. I’m convinced the media loves Black Friday riots because it is easier to cover that than actual news.

That’s it. That is my random story on Black Friday and how it doesn’t have to be the riots you see on television. It can be a fun thing to do with anyone you love.

Until next time, the randomness has ended. Hope you enjoyed!

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